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Minister Davies to Speak at the dti's Anti-Piracy Campaign in Soweto


The Minister of Trade and Industry Dr Rob Davies and Deputy Minister Thandi Tobias-Pokolo will address residents of Soweto during the Gauteng leg of the national Anti-Piracy campaign that will be held at the Walter Sisulu Square, in Kliptown on Friday, 17 June 2011 from 10am. Members of the media are invited to attend.

The purpose of the campaign is to educate members of the public about the negative impact of piracy and urge them to adopt an anti-piracy attitude.

The campaign was launched by Deputy Minister Tobias-Pokolo in Boksburg, in September last year, where industry stakeholders expressed their challenges and concerns regarding:
• Collection and distribution of royalties
• Piracy and copyright mismanagement
• Insufficient government support in addressing their challenges
• Ineffective and inefficient existing legislation

The event is supported by the creative industry, City of Johannesburg, Gauteng Economic Development Department, South African Revenue Service, South African Police Service, as well as Departments of Home Affairs, Communication, and Arts and Culture.

The campaign will move to Sammy Marks Square in Pretoria on Saturday, 18 June 2011.
For more information contact Mamosa Dikeledi on (012) 394-1680/083 584 6856 or via email, or Tsepiso Khoathela on (012) 394-3139/071 361 3916 or via email

Issued by: Communication and Marketing, the dti 
Head of Communication - Clement Manoko 
Tel: (012) 394 1712 
Mobile: 082 3118 931